NEW DELHI: Train services on Delhi Metro's Blue Line encountered a technical snag for the second consecutive day in a row on Thursday. The Blue Line connects Dwarka to Noida/Vaishali.
Several commuters took to social media to report about the delay of up to one hour in the metro services. Others complained about train standing stagnant at various stations on the Blue line.
Hey @DelhiMetro_ have you turn metro into passenger train.
Today Noida city center towards Mandi house delayed by 40 minuts around between 9 to 10 am.
— Kuldeep Parashari (@KuldeepParash13) December 6, 2018
— sushil pandey (@sushilemedia) December 6, 2018
Morning rush hour. Delhi Metro drags & drags. Pulls up abruptly outside Yamuna Bank station, again outside Pragati Maidan. takes nearly 30 mins to cover distance it usually does in 10 mins. worst part - you have no one to complain to. Y is DMRC not on Twitter?
— Ananthakrishnan G (@axidentaljourno) December 6, 2018
Today again the hold time is very high. What exactly is the issue?
— Sahil Anand (@sahilmbb) December 6, 2018
Delhi Metro's Blue Line metro services were affected twice on Wednesday due to signalling issues on the different sections of the corridor, officials said.
A senior Metro official said the first technical snag occurred around 3 pm. "Train services were affected due to signalling issue (loss of centralised view intermittently) on the Karol Bagh-Dwarka section," he said. "Between 3:00 to 3:30 pm, the loss of view was for the entire Blue Line, which created bunching of trains on the entire line," he said.
The intermittent signalling issue was resolved at 4:23 pm and since then train services were running normal on the entire Blue Line, he said.
However, the snag recurred at around 7 pm at another section, and many passengers complained of delay in services. The DMRC official said, "Train services on Blue Line are available at a frequency of 5-8 minutes due to intermittent signalling issues which resurfaced at around 7 pm."
With agency inputs